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The Master of Applied Management is aimed at management practitioners and recent graduates (domestic and international) wishing to undertake an advanced programme of study in order to prepare for further study or to assist with obtaining a more senior position. Read more

Course Outline

The Master of Applied Management is aimed at management practitioners and recent graduates (domestic and international) wishing to undertake an advanced programme of study in order to prepare for further study or to assist with obtaining a more senior position. Public and private sector organisations employing graduates of the Master of Applied Management will benefit from the advanced knowledge and capabilities (including analytical, managerial and research) that the graduates have acquired during their programme of study.

Course Content

Master of Applied Management students will undertake a coherent programme of 180 credits approved by the Programme Manager and will follow one of two pathways.

The first pathway is designed for students who want to undertake more course work and consists of four compulsory components:

Compulsory Papers

- MGT801 Management Practice (15 credits)
- MGT802 Researching Management Issues and Trends (15 credits)
- MGT803 Research Proposal (15 credits)
- MGT901 Research Project (45 credits)

and an approved selection of papers worth at least 90 credits from the following list (each paper worth 15 credits, except for 810):

Electives

- MGT810 Applied Project (30 credits)
- MGT811 Business Analysis
- MGT812 Globalisation and International Management
- MGT813 Project Management and Governance
- MGT814 Strategic Management
- MGT815 Strategic Marketing
- MGT816 Special Topic
- MGT821 Business Communications
- MGT822 Business Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- MGT823 Business Finance
- MGT824 Business Human Resources
- MGT825 Business Marketing
- MGT826 Business Planning

The second pathway is designed for students who want to undertake a more substantial research project and consists of four compulsory components:

Compulsory Papers

- MGT801 Management Practice (15 credits)
- MGT802 Researching Management Issues and Trends (15 credits)
- MGT803 Research Proposal (15 credits)
- MGT902 Thesis (90 credits)

and an approved selection of papers worth at least 45 credits from the following list (each paper worth 15 credits, except for 810):

Electives

- MGT810 Applied Project (30 credits)
- MGT811 Business Analysis
- MGT812 Globalisation and International Management
- MGT813 Project Management and Governance
- MGT814 Strategic Management
- MGT815 Strategic Marketing
- MGT816 Special Topic
- MGT821 Business Communications
- MGT822 Business Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- MGT823 Business Finance
- MGT824 Business Human Resources
- MGT825 Business Marketing
- MGT826 Business Planning

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Take the next step. The Master of Management will increase your business knowledge to help move your career in a new direction.You don’t have to have a qualification in business to undertake this master’s. Read more

Take the next step

The Master of Management will increase your business knowledge to help move your career in a new direction.You don’t have to have a qualification in business to undertake this master’s.

Massey University’s Master of Management will give you an international perspective on management and business, building on your communication skills to learn how to work with management at a senior level.

Internationally-recognised

Massey’s Master of Management is an internationally-recognised qualification. You will learn from our business experts - Massey University is the largest and one of the most highly respected management schools in New Zealand.

This masters requires you to have an undergraduate degree, but this does not have to be in a business subject.

Learn from leading business experts

The Massey Business School is one of the country’s leading and largest business schools - it is ranked among the top two per cent of business schools globally and is AACSB accredited. 

Massey University’s business and management studies rank in the top 250 (by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings). We are also ranked in the top 150 universities worldwide for business administration programmes by the ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects.

You will learn from well-respected academics and business experts, gaining an international perspective on the major that you choose.

Specialisations to suit you

At Massey you can choose from a broad range of specialisations to suit your interest, including HR, communication, enterprise development and more.

Take less of your time

You can now complete this qualification in 1.5 years of full-time study. If you study part-time the qualification takes between 2.5 and five years.

Develop appropriate management work styles

Management involves both being able to work independently and making management decisions, but also being able to work with and direct teams of people. Those people could be within your organisation, or external clients and stakeholders. The Master of Management study programme works with you to help develop these skills as well as specialist business capability in your endorsement of choice.

Rigorous study

The Master of Management is a rigorous programme, where students are expected to achieve at a high level. This is reflected in the quality of our graduates, and contributes to the reputation of the qualification. If you wish to progress to a PhD upon completion, you should enrol in a Master of Business.

Why postgraduate study?

Postgraduate study is hard work but hugely rewarding and empowering. The workload of the Master of Management replicates the high-pressure environment of senior workplace roles. Our experts are there to guide but if you have come from undergraduate study, you will find that postgraduate study demands more in-depth and independent study.



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Massey’s Master of Sport Management is a unique new 180-credit programme that will qualify you for a professional career in the sports industry. Read more

Massey’s Master of Sport Management is a unique new 180-credit programme that will qualify you for a professional career in the sports industry.

Be a sport manager of tomorrow

The increasing professionalisation of sport means there is a growing demand for qualified managers to manage and promote sports affairs. To be an effective sport manager of tomorrow, you will need a strong background in both business management and sport-related subjects. The Master of Sport Management combines broad business training and specialist skills to give you an excellent basis for careers in all areas of sport management.

Unique in New Zealand

The Master of Sport Management is a unique qualification in New Zealand. No other university offers a similar sports qualification in conjunction with a business school, making it the country’s only professional practice, 180-credit, sport management-specific qualification. The course is specifically designed to meet the needs of sport organisations. You will gain a valuable, flexible and highly marketable qualification, giving you skills and in-depth understanding in a broad range of management and sport-related areas.

Qualify more quickly

This new 180-credit programme will get you qualified in less time than a traditional master’s. You can complete it in twelve months of full-time study. If you study part-time it will take between two and a half and five years.

Insider industry knowledge

Massey has strong strategic partnerships with regional and national sport organisations. You will meet sport industry professionals through in-class guest lectures, field trips, the 60-credit professional practice course, and researching for assignments. You will acquire the knowledge and skills vital to excel as a sport management professional.

Be in demand

There is a market demand for professionally qualified sport managers. As sports bodies become more commercially focused, there will be a growing need for suitably qualified people like you with a sport and business background.

Research and teaching expertise

Massey’s Master of Sport Management staff are recognised as top researchers in sport management, with publications in the main sport management journals and as members of editorial boards for key journals, such as the Journal of Sport Management.

Study when and where it suits you

The Master of Sport Management can be studied full-time or part-time, through distance learning or internally at Auckland.

International recognition

Massey Business School is ranked in the top 2% of business schools globally.

Massey University’s business and management studies rank in the top 250 (by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings). We are also ranked in the top 150 universities worldwide for business administration programmes by the ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects.

Careers

In a competitive employment market, qualification and credential “inflation” mean that organisations increasing want people with graduate qualifications. Massey’s Master of Sport Management offers you a chance to get qualified for a particular vocation in sport and related industries, where employment opportunities are growing. With the Master of Sport Management’s dual emphasis on management and sport, you will be well placed to take advantage of these opportunities.

With a Massey Master of Sport Management, you can work in:

  • national sport organisations
  • national recreation organisations
  • regional sports trusts
  • one of the thousands of clubs and provincial or regional sporting organisations
  • territorial authorities (district and city councils)
  • managing national and international events
  • managing sport facilities
  • private enterprise
  • sport coordination in schools
  • high-performance sport
  • Sport NZ


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This one-year masters degree provides a truly transformative business education that will take your career to new heights. The MBM will give you a comprehensive understanding of the fast-paced global business environment, and prepare you to take on a wide range of management and leadership roles. Read more

This one-year masters degree provides a truly transformative business education that will take your career to new heights.

The MBM will give you a comprehensive understanding of the fast-paced global business environment, and prepare you to take on a wide range of management and leadership roles.

It's designed for graduates of any bachelor's degree – from arts and engineering to teaching and social sciences – who wish to expand their career prospects and increase their earning potential. Previous business experience is not required.

Over 12 months, you'll hone your skills in all aspects of business: planning for strategic growth, marketing, digital business, economics, financial analysis, human resources, global business, supply chain management, design thinking and innovation, and commercial law.

You'll also develop strong communication and problem solving skills; gain the ability to undertake business research and analyse data, question ideas and findings; and build the confidence to lead teams and manage organisational change.

Practical business learning

Throughout the MBM degree, you'll become aware of your own abilities as a future business leader or entrepreneur. Your learning experience is designed to be practical, challenging, and inspiring.

You'll work in teams to develop ideas for a start-up business, and then pitch your business plan to a group of senior executives.

Students also undertake a one-month internship at a local business, while completing an Action Learning Project that delivers real value to the company. We organise all internships on your behalf, across a wide range of industries.

Learning is through classroom lectures, analysing case studies, practical group assignments, video, social media, creative problem solving and reflective learning.

Waikato has an international reputation

Study this degree at Waikato Management School, a Triple Crown international business school accredited by EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB since 2005. This is a global benchmark of excellence in teaching and research, achieved by less than 1% of the world's business schools.

You can start the MBM programme in either March or November.

Cultural experience

Waikato Management School has a vibrant student culture and provides a supportive learning environment, with ready access to mentors who have graduated from the MBM.

Working with other students from diverse cultural backgrounds will help you establish a strong network of local and international business contacts.

Throughout the course, you’ll be invited to take part in many fun social and cultural activities to help you bond with your classmates – such as hiking up a mountain for the day! 



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Global thinking in a connected world. Get a foot-hold in the business world with this intensive, professionally focused postgraduate programme offered by Victoria Business School. Read more

Global thinking in a connected world

Get a foot-hold in the business world with this intensive, professionally focused postgraduate programme offered by Victoria Business School.

Build on your undergraduate degree and gain valuable skills in management, marketing and business. The 180-point Master's programmes are course-based, and include an industry placement where you'll gain real-world experience or a research project where you'll investigate a theoretical aspect of a current topic under debate.

Become one of the next generation of business leaders who can anchor business strategy in a global context and use this as a vehicle for growth.

Broad skills

Gain a broad foundation in modern business and explore how global connectivity impacts and influences the way business is done. You'll find out how companies successfully compete in the global business environment, and examine modern management theory and practice and marketing strategy. Graduates will be able to find solutions to problems at a global strategic level.

If you want to complete a Master's with a focus on professional skills, rather than research, then the MGMgmt and the MGMktg are good options for you.

Real-world connections

Take advantage of the University's connections in the business world and hear from guest lecturers who are industry professionals. You'll also complete a consulting project with a real company or organisation.

International recognition

Victoria Business School is among a small group of business schools worldwide that hold the 'Triple Crown' of international business education accreditations. You can be confident your qualification will stand up against the best around the world.

Find out more about accreditations and what they mean for you.

What you'll study

You’ll study for either qualification in three parts, each worth 60 points.

Part 1

In Part 1 you'll study four courses and gain the foundation knowledge you need for Part 2, where you'll focus on either Marketing or Management. Your study during Part 1 will help you confirm your choice about which degree you go on to complete.

If you successfully complete Part 1, but don't continue your studies, you'll be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Global Business (PGCertGBus).

Part 2

In your second trimester you'll complete the set courses for your chosen degree.

Management students will study innovation and value creation, sustainability, supply chains, and leadership in a changing global environment.

Marketing students will focus on market analysis, consumer behaviour, communications, and current marketing theory and practice in a global context.

Part 3

In Part 3 you'll complete courses in strategy in a global marketplace, and effective management across cultures. In this trimester you'll also complete a 30-point practical project. You can choose to do a consultancy project, where you'll be partnered with an organisation and use theory to resolve a business issue. Or you can complete a research project where you'll investigate a theoretical aspect of a current topic under debate in management or marketing.

If you are enrolled in either Master's but don't manage to complete it, you may have enough points to be a awarded a PGCertGBus.

Duration and workload

The Masters' degrees can be completed in three trimesters or 12 months of full-time study.

Your workload will be 150 hours per course so you can expect to study 40–45 hours a week for much of the year.

Community

Postgraduate study at Victoria will help you build valuable relationships and networks with peers, university staff and future colleagues. You'll have opportunities to attend events, workshops, social functions and seminars.

The Postgraduate Students' Association can give you information and provides a voice for you on campus.

Careers

Graduate with the skills you need to work in a management or marketing role in medium or large organisations, in New Zealand or overseas.

This qualification paves the way for careers in global logistics, international business development, import/export management and international brand management.

You could also continue your studies with a research-based Master's degree or possibly a PhD.



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If you're looking to accelerate your professional career by gaining expertise in an area of business you're passionate about, or want to prepare for a PhD or research career, this degree is designed for you. Read more

If you're looking to accelerate your professional career by gaining expertise in an area of business you're passionate about, or want to prepare for a PhD or research career, this degree is designed for you.

The Master of Management Studies (MMS) degree will bring you closer to the frontiers of knowledge in your specialist field, and prepare you for leadership roles that require a high level of critical thinking and information analysis.

This degree normally includes both taught and research papers, but can also be taken as a full research degree.

Study part-time or full-time for 1-2 years (120 or 180 points), starting in either February (A Semester) or July (B Semester). Normally all papers are taken within a single specialist subject or interdisciplinary area.

MMS in Finance - Professional (Currently not available, a revised version will be offered in September 2018)

This one-year taught masters specialist programme is not currently available for new enrolments. However, a revised version will be offered, starting in September 2018. Further details will be announced soon.

This one-year programme (180 points) is aimed at those seeking industry-relevant skills and knowledge needed to build a professional career in the financial industry. It has a strong practical focus and is ideal for students who have never majored in Finance before.

The 11 required papers will develop your foundational knowledge of investments and financial markets, before introducing you to more advanced topics, such as derivative securities and advanced financial modelling. You will also have the opportunity to undertake an applied research project. See the Degree Structure tab and Finance subject requirements for details of papers.

Specialist subjects available:

Waikato has an international reputation

You'll be studying at Waikato Management School, a Triple Crown international business school accredited by EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB. This is a global benchmark of excellence in teaching and research, achieved by less than 1% of the world's business schools.

In the prestigious QS World University Subject Rankings 2017, we're ranked in the world's top 150 universities for Accounting and Finance, and in the world's top 250 for Business & Management Studies, and Economics & Econometrics.

And in the Eduniversal Best Masters Rankings 2017, our Master of Management Studies is ranked in the world's top 100 universities for the following specialist fields: Agribusiness (39th overall); Management and Sustainability (57th overall); and Tourism and Hospitality Management (32nd overall).

We also scored a Top 25 Oceania ranking for our masters programmes in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Management, Leadership Communication, Management Systems, and Marketing.



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Turn your passion for sport into a career. Massey’s Master of Sport Management is a unique new 180-credit programme that will qualify you for a professional career in the sports industry. Read more

Turn your passion for sport into a career

Massey’s Master of Sport Management is a unique new 180-credit programme that will qualify you for a professional career in the sports industry.

Be a sport manager of tomorrow

The increasing professionalisation of sport means there is a growing demand for qualified managers to manage and promote sports affairs. To be an effective sport manager of tomorrow, you will need a strong background in both business management and sport-related subjects. The Master of Sport Management combines broad business training and specialist skills to give you an excellent basis for careers in all areas of sport management.

Unique in New Zealand

The Master of Sport Management is a unique qualification in New Zealand. No other university offers a similar sports qualification in conjunction with a business school, making it the country’s only professional practice, 180-credit, sport management-specific qualification. The course is specifically designed to meet the needs of sport organisations. You will gain a valuable, flexible and highly marketable qualification, giving you skills and in-depth understanding in a broad range of management and sport-related areas.

Qualify more quickly

This new 180-credit programme will get you qualified in less time than a traditional master’s. You can complete it in twelve months of full-time study. If you study part-time it will take between two and a half and five years.

Insider industry knowledge

Massey has strong strategic partnerships with regional and national sport organisations. You will meet sport industry professionals through in-class guest lectures, field trips, the 60-credit professional practice course, and researching for assignments. You will acquire the knowledge and skills vital to excel as a sport management professional.

Be in demand

There is a market demand for professionally qualified sport managers. As sports bodies become more commercially focused, there will be a growing need for suitably qualified people like you with a sport and business background.

Research and teaching expertise

Massey’s Master of Sport Management staff are recognised as top researchers in sport management, with publications in the main sport management journals and as members of editorial boards for key journals, such as the Journal of Sport Management.

Study when and where it suits you

The Master of Sport Management can be studied full-time or part-time, through distance learning or internally at Auckland.

International recognition

Massey Business School is ranked in the top 2% of business schools globally.

Massey University’s business and management studies rank in the top 250 (by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings). We are also ranked in the top 150 universities worldwide for business administration programmes by the ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects.



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Waikato's Master of Digital Business is unique in New Zealand, as it provides a strong focus on digital technology from a management perspective. Read more

Waikato's Master of Digital Business is unique in New Zealand, as it provides a strong focus on digital technology from a management perspective. If you're keen to pursue a career as a tech-savvy manager, this pioneering programme will bring you bang up-to-date with the theory and practice of e-commerce and digital business.

You'll gain advanced skills in how the latest digital technologies are revolutionising business operations and changing the way we interact with customers and suppliers across most industries. For example, even agriculture is now a hotbed of digital innovation, as geospatial data can link what we buy from the supermarket to specific paddocks, trees or vines.

Our students get hands-on exposure to contemporary business technologies, and gain key management skills in leading digital transformation strategies for organisations. You'll also have the opportunity to do an industry internship over summer.

In this degree, you'll explore topics such as cloud computing, big data, mobile computing, beacon technology, gamification, social media, business intelligence, real-time analytics, global marketing, IT consumerisation, location-based services, supply chain integration, automated logistics, e-government business services, and virtual team communication.

In a society that has an obsession with all things smart and mobile, industries and businesses that fail to keep pace with these new technologies will become increasingly irrelevant.

Students can attend face-to-face classes on campus in Hamilton, or choose to study online from anywhere in New Zealand.

Professional stream

If you’d like to gain practical knowledge of digital business and prepare for a professional career, this stream is for you.

It includes an industry internship (8-13 weeks over summer) working on real projects at an organisation of your choice, either in New Zealand or overseas. This is designed to kick-start your career by gaining hands-on experience, and help solidify your knowledge base.

You'll also complete an applied research project investigating a problem or opportunity related to digital business.

It's possible to study the Professional stream completely online if you wish – ideal for people who are working full-time. All interactions with staff and students will take place online.

Research stream

Conduct in-depth research into a specialist area of digital business that you're truly passionate about.

This stream may be the best option for you if you're interested in further academic study, such as a PhD, or a possible future research career. You'll get to grips with the latest research and gain expertise in how digital technologies can be applied in a business context.

Waikato has an international reputation

You'll be studying at Waikato Management School, a Triple Crown international business school accredited by EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB since 2005. This is a global benchmark of excellence in teaching and research, achieved by less than 1% of the world's business schools.

Waikato is ranked in the world's top 250 universities for the teaching of Business & Management Studies by the prestigious QS World University Subject Rankings 2017.

And in the Eduniversal Best Masters Rankings 2017, our Master of Digital Business is ranked 41st globally and 1st in New Zealand for Best Master's in E-Business and Digital Marketing.

Career opportunities

  • Digital business manager
  • Business analyst
  • Project manager
  • Systems developer
  • Web systems manager
  • User experience manager
  • Digital marketing specialist
  • Product architect


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Foster the pathway of knowledge to strength, independence and growth for future generations. The Master of Māori and Indigenous Business (MMAIBus) is an online, part-time masters degree designed to equip you with the dynamic business expertise to lead and manage a Māori or Indigenous business. Read more

Foster the pathway of knowledge to strength, independence and growth for future generations.

The Master of Māori and Indigenous Business (MMAIBus) is an online, part-time masters degree designed to equip you with the dynamic business expertise to lead and manage a Māori or Indigenous business.

The burgeoning Māori economy needs skilled business graduates to drive sustainable local, national and international growth - and this highly practical degree will set you up to be at the forefront of Māori or Indigenous-led enterprises.

This three-year course is aimed at those who wish to advance their professional career and move into a senior leadership/management role. It's also ideal for anyone who wants to start their own entrepreneurial business.

The course is designed to maximise the impact of Māori on New Zealand's economic development and wellbeing.

You'll gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to develop executable business strategies and make better business decisions, enriched by an understanding of Māori cultural values and Indigenous approaches to business.

Course content

The course consists of 12 core papers covering topics such as the Māori economy; process and project management; marketing; innovation and entrepreneurship; finance and accounting; people management; and international business.

Each paper is a 10-week block of study, and you'll normally complete four papers a year (40 weeks) for three years.

Students will analyse real-life case studies of Māori businesses, and engage with a wide range of Māori and Indigenous business leaders.

You'll also learn about the importance of ethical business practices and Māori values in contributing to sustainability, improved stewardship of taonga (treasures), community wellbeing, and tikanga Māori (Māori culture).

Towards the end of the course, you'll complete a capstone project investigating a real-world business issue, and undertake an advanced social enterprise project.

Online learning - when and where it suits you

This programme is delivered as an online partnership between six New Zealand universities, providing you with access to some of the country's leading business academics and practitioners.

Partners include the University of Auckland, Auckland University of Technology, Massey University, University of Otago, Victoria University of Wellington, and the University of Waikato.

Students can enrol with the preferred university of their own choice - whether that's in your home region or further afield.

All classes are taught online, allowing you to complete the work when and where it suits you, through a combination of individual learning and online group activities. There will be webinars, videos, class discussions, readings, interactive tasks and weekly tutorials.

At the University of Waikato, our classes will be jointly delivered by http://www.management.ac.nz" target="_blank">Waikato Management School and the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies.

Kaupapa Māori teaching and learning

The teaching and learning style is kaupapa Māori, and is designed to support students' academic and business success.

To get you started, the programme kicks off with a two-day wānanga to connect you with your national community of MMAIBus staff and students. Support services will be explained to you during the wānanga.

Students will also have opportunities to meet face-to-face with staff and other students at their nearest university every week, to facilitate group activities and support whakawhanaungatanga.

This will help you to build and connect with a large network of future Māori business leaders across the country.

The course content has evolved from consultation with iwi, hapū and whānau, government, senior Māori academics, and community and corporate leaders.

Career opportunities

  • Business owner
  • General manager
  • Management consultant
  • CEO of not-for-profit community enterprise


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Take your career to the next level. Gain in-depth specialist business skills that will help give you the skills to move up the hierarchy in your career. Read more

Take your career to the next level

Gain in-depth specialist business skills that will help give you the skills to move up the hierarchy in your career.

In Massey University’s Master of Business Studies you will combine study of advanced theory with research in a specialised field of business to give you a career advantage. 

A Master of Business Studies will give you the skills you need to progress your career, or continue to further study.

Learn from leading business experts

The Massey Business School is one of the country’s leading and largest business schools - it is ranked among the top two per cent of business schools globally and is AACSB accredited. 

Massey University’s business and management studies rank in the top 250 (by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings). We are also ranked in the top 150 universities worldwide for business administration programmes by the ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects.

You will learn from well-respected academics and business experts, gaining an international perspective on the major that you choose.

Complete in a shorter time

This master’s qualification offers the same rigorous and prestigious programme as other master’s degrees, yet can be completed in only three semesters (180 credits), or one and half years.

What will you learn?

A master’s is a rigorous, challenging, rewarding and exciting programme of study. Your study will focus on your chosen major, but help you put this speciality into the context of other business disciplines - reflecting the reality of today’s business environment.

To succeed at a senior level in business, or academia, you must be able to communicate your work and findings effectively.

The Master of Business Studies programme will develop your oral and written communication skills to the level expected of senior business leaders.

You will learn the processes and disciplines involved in high-level in-depth research and how to apply them to business. As part of your study you will complete and present a comprehensive written report on an independent research topic.

Relevant learning

Massey’s programmes are research-led. The Master of Business Studies not only draws on the latest business research but also has a focus on real-world learning. We utilise our relationships with industry and help you draw on experience you may have to give your learning context and relevance to the real world.

Flexibility of study

The MBS offers a flexible study plan comprising of subject specialisation courses and research-focused courses.

Why postgraduate study?

Postgraduate study is hard work but hugely rewarding and empowering. The workload of the Master of Business Studies replicates the high-pressure environment of senior workplace roles and high-level research. Our experts are there to guide but if you have come from undergraduate study, you will find that postgraduate study demands more in-depth and independent study.

Not just more of the same

Postgraduate study is not just ‘more of the same’ undergraduate study. It takes you to a new level in knowledge and expertise especially in planning and undertaking research.



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Global thinking in a connected world. Get a foot-hold in the business world with this intensive, professionally focused postgraduate programme offered by Victoria Business School. Read more

Global thinking in a connected world

Get a foot-hold in the business world with this intensive, professionally focused postgraduate programme offered by Victoria Business School.

Build on your undergraduate degree and gain valuable skills in management, marketing and business. The 180-point Master's programmes are course-based, and include an industry placement where you'll gain real-world experience or a research project where you'll investigate a theoretical aspect of a current topic under debate.

Become one of the next generation of business leaders who can anchor business strategy in a global context and use this as a vehicle for growth.

Broad skills

Gain a broad foundation in modern business and explore how global connectivity impacts and influences the way business is done. You'll find out how companies successfully compete in the global business environment, and examine modern management theory and practice and marketing strategy. Graduates will be able to find solutions to problems at a global strategic level.

If you want to complete a Master's with a focus on professional skills, rather than research, then the MGMgmt and the MGMktg are good options for you.

Real-world connections

Take advantage of the University's connections in the business world and hear from guest lecturers who are industry professionals. You'll also complete a consulting project with a real company or organisation.

International recognition

Victoria Business School is among a small group of business schools worldwide that hold the 'Triple Crown' of international business education accreditations. You can be confident your qualification will stand up against the best around the world.

Find out more about accreditations and what they mean for you.

What you'll study

You’ll study for either qualification in three parts, each worth 60 points.

Part 1

In Part 1 you'll study four courses and gain the foundation knowledge you need for Part 2, where you'll focus on either Marketing or Management. Your study during Part 1 will help you confirm your choice about which degree you go on to complete.

If you successfully complete Part 1, but don't continue your studies, you'll be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Global Business (PGCertGBus).

Part 2

In your second trimester you'll complete the set courses for your chosen degree.

Management students will study innovation and value creation, sustainability, supply chains, and leadership in a changing global environment.

Marketing students will focus on market analysis, consumer behaviour, communications, and current marketing theory and practice in a global context.

Part 3

In Part 3 you'll complete courses in strategy in a global marketplace, and effective management across cultures. In this trimester you'll also complete a 30-point practical project. You can choose to do a consultancy project, where you'll be partnered with an organisation and use theory to resolve a business issue. Or you can complete a research project where you'll investigate a theoretical aspect of a current topic under debate in management or marketing.

If you are enrolled in either Master's but don't manage to complete it, you may have enough points to be a awarded a PGCertGBus.

Duration and workload

The Masters' degrees can be completed in three trimesters or 12 months of full-time study.

Your workload will be 150 hours per course so you can expect to study 40–45 hours a week for much of the year.

Community

Postgraduate study at Victoria will help you build valuable relationships and networks with peers, university staff and future colleagues. You'll have opportunities to attend events, workshops, social functions and seminars.

The Postgraduate Students' Association can give you information and provides a voice for you on campus.

Careers

Graduate with the skills you need to work in a management or marketing role in medium or large organisations, in New Zealand or overseas.

This qualification paves the way for careers in global logistics, international business development, import/export management and international brand management.

You could also continue your studies with a research-based Master's degree or possibly a PhD.



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The Master of Business Administration (Otago MBA) degree is an intensive two phase programme. Phase One comprises ten months of on-campus study of core papers. Read more

The Master of Business Administration (Otago MBA) degree is an intensive two phase programme. Phase One comprises ten months of on-campus study of core papers. This is followed by a highly flexible Phase Two of on-campus electives, international exchange or a business project. Phase Two can range from six to twelve months.

The programme takes on a strong global perspective. Together with the diversity of our classes and opportunities for international exchange to renowned universities worldwide, we prepare students for success in the highly competitive global economy. Our comprehensive MBA programme also goes well beyond the academic syllabus to include career development guidance, practical experience and networking activities.

Lecturers on the Otago MBA programme are drawn from three areas - the University, other reputable global business schools, and consultants or business practitioners. They are carefully selected for both academic excellence and strong practical experience in running successful businesses. The small class size ensures a large degree of personal mentoring and guidance from staff.

The style of learning is highly interactive, and participants learn as much from one another as from the course leader or facilitator. Students are assigned to teams, which reflect the diversity of professional and educational backgrounds, demographics and work style preferences. These teams work together on projects, presentations, and assignments to apply business knowledge learned in academic class in real live settings, as well as hone skills such as time management, conflict resolution and problem solving.

Information for New Applicants

The course commences each year in early March. Student applications are processed as they are received on a rolling basis, and we will endeavour to complete the application process within a month. As class size is small and seats are limited, applicants are advised to submit their application early to secure their place.

Start your application by completing the application form on the Otago MBA website or contact the MBA Admissions Manager, Jenna Anderson on 03 479 4176 or email 

International students are reminded to allow sufficient time to make travel arrangements and visa application if required. Also, the full time Otago MBA requires a minimum Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score as part of the entry requirement and students need to plan for this if they have not already done so.

Programme requirements

Phase 1

BMBA 502 Marketing

BMBA 503 Organisational Leadership

BMBA 504 Statistics and Decision Tools

BMBA 505 Economics

BMBA 506 Human Resource Management

BMBA 507 Accounting

BMBA 508 Investment and Global Financial Markets

BMBA 509 Strategic Planning for International Markets

BMBA 510 Leading Sustainable Enterprises

BMBA 511 Operational Excellence

BMBA 512 International Business

BMBA 513 Strategy Implementation

Note: One BMBA 500-level paper not listed in the schedule may be substituted for another BMBA 500-level paper, with the approval of the Director of Executive Programmes in Business..

Phase 2

BUSI 540 Professional Consulting Engagement

or a minimum of 60 points for elective papers taken at the University of Otago (grouped together as BMBA 550 MBA Elective Papers)

or 60 points from international exchange (the papers involved shall be grouped together as EXCH 000 Exchange Papers; on successful completion, a student will be eligible for ad eundem credit for BMBA 535 International Exchange Papers).

or 30 points from international exchange (the papers involved shall be grouped together as EXCH 000 Exchange Papers; on successful completion, a student will be eligible for ad eundem credit for BMBA 525 International Exchange Papers) together with BMBA 530 Business Project (30 points)

or 30 points from international exchange (the papers involved shall be grouped together as EXCH 000 Exchange Papers; on successful completion, a student will be eligible for ad eundem credit for BMBA 525 International Exchange Papers) together with a minimum of 30 points for elective papers taken at the University of Otago (grouped together as BMBA 560 MBA Elective Papers)*

or 60 points for a course of study, approved by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce), at another tertiary institution (on successful completion, a student will be eligible for ad eundem credit for BMBA 550 MBA Elective Papers).

Structure of the Programme

The programme of study consists of compulsory papers from Phase 1 (the core) together with a choice of a business project, or a selection from a list of elective papers, or papers from an approved international exchange partner. The core papers, the business project, and the elective papers are set out in the MBA Schedule. Papers to be taken through international exchange must be approved by the Director of Executive Programmes in Business. One BMBA 500-level paper not listed in the schedule may be substituted for another BMBA 500-level paper, with the approval of the Director of Executive Programmes in Business.

A candidate must normally pass all papers from Phase 1 before proceeding to Phase 2.

Note: A Candidate who enters the programme from the Diploma in Business Administration programme may be permitted to take one or more papers from Phase 2 before completing all papers in Phase 1.

A candidate with insufficient grounding in Accounting, Mathematics and the use of computers may be required either:

-To attend short programmes of instruction.

-To carry out prescribed reading and study..

-A formal examination may be required.

Before commencing the investigation undertaken for the purposes of the project report, a candidate shall seek the approval of the Director of Executive Programmes in Business for the topic, the supervisor(s) and the proposed course of the investigation.

A candidate may not present a project report which has previously been accepted for another degree. Phase 1 of the MBA programme may be undertaken on-campus or by distance learning.



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Take your career to the next level. Based in Victoria University's . School of Management. , New Zealand’s capital city MBA offers a broad foundation in modern business administration and management. Read more

Take your career to the next level

Based in Victoria University's School of Management, New Zealand’s capital city MBA offers a broad foundation in modern business administration and management.

You'll master tools and models that improve strategic thinking, decision making and leadership, through a family of professional programmes that let you choose the qualification that suits.

Learn from academic and professional leaders and build powerful networks with your fellow students. You’ll develop practical skills that you can immediately put to use in your professional life. You'll have opportunities to focus on areas of interest to maximise the benefits to your career.

International recognition

Victoria's MBA programme is accredited to the British-based Association of MBAs (AMBA), an internationally recognised global standard for all MBA programmes.

The Victoria Business School is among a small group of business schools worldwide that hold the 'Triple Crown' of international business education accreditations. You can be confident your qualification will stand up against the best around the world.

Find out more about accreditations and what they mean for you.

Qualification family structure

The MBA is part of a tiered family of qualifications. These are staircased so that courses completed for each qualification can count towards the next step.

  • A Certificate in Management Studies can lead into:
  • A Postgraduate Diploma in either Business Administration, Human Resource Management or Marketing can lead into:
  • A Master of Business Administration.

Choose the qualification with the entry requirements, time commitment and career benefits that suit you.

What you'll study

MBA

Your courses are grouped into five parts—four sets of taught courses and a professional development programme.

Core Courses—Get a grounding in commercial law, economics and markets, how organisations work, technology and information systems, problem solving and decision making, and accounting for managers.

Contemporary Management—Designed to draw attention to issues in management, these courses cover corporate finance, marketing, human resources and how to manage the operations of manufacturing and service organisations.

Strategic Capstone—Develop a strategic perspective through courses on leading change, innovation and entrepreneurship, and strategic management. Research an area of management that interests you.

Elective Courses—Choose two courses from a range of options that allow you to focus in more detail on areas that most interest you and most benefit your career (the courses you can do depend on demand, faculty resources and timetabling).

Professional Development—Apply what you’ve learnt to real-world problems through 120 hours of professional development activities, including a Dragon’s Den consultancy challenge, a not-for-profit advisory project, MBA Business Lab strategy workshops and an international study tour.

Certificate and postgraduate diplomas

For the certificate you'll study four of the Core Courses. The diplomas also include four of the Core Courses along with four courses from Contemporary Management and Strategic Capstone.

How you'll learn

You'll learn on-campus through lectures and class discussions. You'll also tackle projects and assignments based on real businesses and real issues in after-class study groups. These group exercises let you tap the collective knowledge of a diverse and experienced group in a supportive environment.

Study while you work

Study part time while working. You can get entry to the programmes based on your professional experience and your qualifications, and all courses are either on weekday evenings or weekends.

Workload and duration

For the MBA, full-time students are likely to need to put in 40 hours a week to complete the course in 16–20 months (four–five trimesters). Part-time students are likely to need to put in 20 hours each week to complete it in two and a half years.

For all qualifications, your average workload for each course will be about 10–12 hours per week, including lectures, tutorials and workshops. This will vary from week to week depending on your readings, assignments and workshops.

You’ll need to be motivated and committed to complete these programmes but we promise the results will more than justify the effort!

Where you'll study

You'll be based in Pipitea campus, in Wellington's CBD.

Community

You'll kick off your study with a detailed programme orientation.

You'll also have opportunities to attend events, workshops, social functions and seminars. The Postgraduate Students' Association can give you information and provides a voice for you on campus.

Careers

Set your sights on roles like chief executive, chief operating officer, chief financial officer, chief marketing officer, chief information officer and general manager.

Many Victoria MBAs are now C suite business and public sector executives, both in New Zealand and overseas.

The performance lift and opportunities for promotion that the MBA offers can significantly increase your earning power.



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Effective leadership, better management, positive change. Enhance your career prospects and learn to make organisations work better with postgraduate studies in Public Management at Victoria's . Read more

Effective leadership, better management, positive change

Enhance your career prospects and learn to make organisations work better with postgraduate studies in Public Management at Victoria's School of Government. Find out how to lead people and make change happen.

Become an effective public manager and build your ability to influence the strategic and operational direction of public sector organisations. Learn about governance and public sector reform, and how to manage budgets, finances and organisational capital.

Gain the knowledge and skills to design and implement innovative and effective programmes and services, including planning, service delivery and monitoring and evaluation.

Diploma and Certificate programmes

As well as the Master of Public Management we have some shorter postgraduate Public Management qualifications. Depending on your goals you can opt for the Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma and use them as stepping stones towards the Master's degree or build your capability by upskilling with these valuable courses.

Well-connected

Victoria is the only New Zealand university that is connected to the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZOG)—so you know your qualification is of the highest standard.

Your lecturers are actively involved in public and non-profit service, exchanging ideas on key policy and management issues. They're connected to decision makers from local, regional and national government, giving you the opportunity to meet and learn from those in the know.

International students, global insights

Be part of a school that attracts not only local professionals but a talented group of international students—many highly experienced employees of government organisations in their own countries. Take advantage of the diverse experience in public policy and public management these students take to the classroom—providing valuable insights and bringing the comparative perspective alive.

What you'll study

The MPM will give you the skills and capability to understand the theory and practice of public management and boost your performance as a manager.

Your studies will include:

  1. Three foundation courses that examine government and governing in modern societies, government and the economy, and policy and management practice.
  2. Four core courses–you'll study governance and public sector reform, and strategic and financial management. You'll also learn about planning and service delivery, human resources and monitoring and evaluation.
  3. A research project that leads to a report on a specific topic in public management.
  4. Three other courses–choose from a variety of courses according to your interests and career goals—like public sector law, economics, policy analysis or politics and philosophy.

The Diploma programme requires you do seven foundation and core courses and one more course of your choice, and Certificate students do four foundation and core courses.

How you'll learn

Courses are delivered in a Block, Intensive or Weekly format.

Block format

These courses have 24 hours of structured class time, which are broken up into three separate days of six hours each. There are also six hours of structured class work, which may be delivered face-to-face or online.

Intensive format

These courses have a minimum of 24 hours' class time. They are delivered over four consecutive days, or two blocks of two consecutive days with about six weeks in between. Attendance is required on all course days.

Weekly format

Weekly courses take place during the standard university trimester periods. These courses are held weekly in the evening.

You can check the course schedules in the School of Government Postgraduate Prospectus. Whatever format your course is delivered in, you need to attend all of the classes to pass and to get the most out of your study.

Study while you work

The block format of the classes means you can fit your study commitments around your work and home life. If you're struggling at any time, just let us know—we want your study to be a success.

Workload

If you are studying fulltime you can expect a workload of 40–45 hours a week for much of the year. Part-time students doing two courses per trimester will need to do around 20–25 hours of work a week. Make sure you take this into account if you are working full-time.

You can estimate your workload by adding up the number of points you'll be doing. One point is roughly equal to 10–12 hours work.

Duration

You can usually complete the Master of Public Management in three or four trimesters over two years, when studying full time. If you're studying part time, the MPM can usually be completed in six trimesters over three years.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management can usually be completed in four trimesters over two years.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Public Management is usually completed in two trimesters over one year.

Top locations

Surrounded by Parliament Buildings, government offices and corporate headquarters, you'll benefit from the strong links the School of Government maintains with the industry.

Community

Postgraduate study at Victoria will help you build valuable relationships and networks with peers, university staff and future colleagues.

There will be opportunities to attend events, workshops, social functions and seminars such as the Student Learning Postgraduate Research skills sessions. You'll also have access to the the postgraduate student workspace on the 2nd floor of Rutherford House—make use of the spacious computer lab, meeting rooms, printer and small kitchen.

The Postgraduate Students' Association can give you information on study at Victoria and provides a voice for you on campus.

Careers

If you're wanting a career or are already working in the government and non-government sectors, a Public Management qualification is a good choice.

You could find management work in central, local or regional government, in business, not-for-profits, consultancies and for iwi. You might also work as a researcher, advocate, campaign coordinator, lobbyist, strategist or planner.



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The Master of Professional Business Analysis is a conversion programme designed for graduates outside the ICT sector who want to become business analysts. Read more

The Master of Professional Business Analysis is a conversion programme designed for graduates outside the ICT sector who want to become business analysts.

The Master of Professional Business Analysis (MBusAn) degree has been developed as a component of the Wellington ICT Graduate School created by Victoria University and its partners. The programme is closely linked with industry requirements and courses are offered with industry collaboration.

Degree structure

The Master of Professional Business Analysis (MBusAn) consists of 10 taught courses plus a project taken full-time over 12 months, starting in July (Trimester 2) of each year.

Courses in the first part of the programme are organised around seminars where students learn about the latest theoretical advances, and apply these to a case which mirrors the challenges and complexities of a real-world business.

In the second part of the programme, courses are organised as clinics and students work directly with industry partners in a workshop setting, examining real business problems, and the final project requires significant time working with an industry partner, under the supervision of an academic.

Course descriptions

The Master of Professional Business Analysis is a 180-point degree consisting of ten 15-point courses and a 30-point project, as follows:

Part 1 Core business analysis courses (total 90 points)

  • MBUA 510 Business and Systems Analysis
  • MBUA 511 Process Design
  • MBUA 512 Databases and Analytics
  • MBUA 513 Management of IT Projects for Business Analysts
  • MBUA 514 Enterprise Architecture
  • MBUA 515 Information Systems Innovation and Strategy

Part 2 Business environment (total 45 points)

  • MBUA 521 Global Business Environment
  • MBUA 522 Organisational Behaviour
  • MBUA 523 Accounting for Managers

Part 3 Project and consulting skills (total 45 points)

  • MBUA 531 Information Systems Consulting Practice
  • MBUA 532 Project (30 points)

Courses will be centred on practical problem-solving tasks, and typically will start with a problem described in a case or directly by an industry partner. The courses will enable students to apply the various concepts seen in the classroom to the industry problem during the trimester.

In addition, it is expected that the 30-point project, MBUA 532, will be used to build on the knowledge covered in the courses. Projects are seen as an "industry intensive period", enabling students to reflect on how the academic content can be applied to a complex situation.

Career opportunities

The MBusAn programme seeks to provide capabilities to students to meet the shortage of skills observed in the ICT sector.

In 2017, business analysts still topped the list of skills in demand 

646KB according to the latest Tech Employer Insight Report (Absolute IT, March 2017), with 79% of tech employers planning to hire in the coming year and more than half planning pay increases for existing staff.



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